USD/JPY struggles to find enough momentum to break above 107


  • 10-year United States (US) Treasury bond yield stays relatively calm on Monday.
  • US Dollar Index posts modest recovery gains below the 99 mark.
  • Wall Street looks to open the day in the negative territory.

The USD/JPY pair lost nearly 100 pips last week and started the new week in a quiet manner. As of writing, the pair was trading at 106.85, losing 0.1% on a daily basis.

Last Friday, the labour market data from the United States painted a mixed picture. Although the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly 50 years at 3.5%, nonfarm payrolls increased less than expected and the annual wage inflation dropped to 2.9%.

The US Dollar Index struggled to gain traction after the data and registered a weekly loss of 0.3% as investors price the expectation of the Federal Reserve cutting the policy rate again in October. According to the CME Group FedWatch, there is an 80% probability of a 25 basis point rate cut at the end of this month.

Market sentiment is likely to drive the pair

Meanwhile, major equity indexes in the United States capitalized on rate cut expectations and posted strong gains on Friday to make it difficult for safe-haven JPY to outperform the Greenback. However, reports of a second whistle-blower coming forward over the weekend with regards to US President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, Wall Street might start the week on a negative note. At the moment, the S&P 500 Futures is down 0.35% on the day.

There won't be any significant macroeconomic data releases from the US on Monday. Although Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Chairman Powell is scheduled to deliver a speech at 17:00 GMT, he is unlikely to comment on the policy outlook.

Technical levels to watch for

USD/JPY

Overview
Today last price 106.84
Today Daily Change -0.09
Today Daily Change % -0.08
Today daily open 106.93
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 107.7
Daily SMA50 106.99
Daily SMA100 107.71
Daily SMA200 109.1
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 107.13
Previous Daily Low 106.58
Previous Weekly High 108.48
Previous Weekly Low 106.48
Previous Monthly High 108.48
Previous Monthly Low 105.74
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 106.92
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 106.79
Daily Pivot Point S1 106.63
Daily Pivot Point S2 106.33
Daily Pivot Point S3 106.08
Daily Pivot Point R1 107.18
Daily Pivot Point R2 107.43
Daily Pivot Point R3 107.73

 

 

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